Insects Feeding
on these Plants

Chenopodium spp.
(Goosefoot, Lamb's Quarters) [Chenopodiaceae]
(Observations are from Vestal, DeLong, Dennis, Hottes & Frison, Wagner,
Clark et al., Marshall, Bouseman et al., Covell, Cranshaw, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Brust et al., Miller, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Disonycha triangularis (Three-spotted Flea Beetle) Vst1913

Diptera (Flies)
Anthomyiidae: Pegomya hyoscyami (Spinach Leafminer) [maggots tunnel through leaves] Crw2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis gossypii  (Cotton Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931, Hayhurstia atriplicis (Chenopodium Aphid) [rolls leaves upward, forming pseudogalls; found in Illinois] BE2013, Macrosiphum gei  [polyphagous] HF1931, Myzus persicae  (Green Peach Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931, Pemphigus betae (Sugar Beet Root Aphid) [forms galls on leaf undersides of poplar & cottonwood during the spring, migrating to the roots of some herbaceous plants in the Chenopodiaceae; Chenopodium spp. are possible hosts] BE2013, Pemphigus bursarius (Lettuce Root Aphid) [feeds on roots, forms galls] Crw2004, Pemphigus populivenae (Sugar Beet Root Aphid) Crw2004; Cicadellidae: Norvellina chenopodii Dlg1948; Membracidae: Hadrophyllus borealis [polyphagous] Den1952, Stictocephala taurina [polyphagous] Den1952; Pseudococcidae:
Phenacoccus solani (Solanum Mealybug) [found on lower leaves & roots, polyphagous; this insect has been found in Maryland & Virginia, although it occurs primarily in southern & western USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Grammia virgo (Virgin Tiger Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Gelechiidae: Chrysoesthia lingulacella [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928; Hesperiidae: Pholisora catullus (Common Sootywing) Bou2006 Wg2005, Staphylus hayhurstii (Hayhurst's Scallopwing) Bou2006 Wg2005; Noctuidae: Amyna octo (Eight-Spot) Cv2005, Mamestra configurata (Bertha Armyworm) Crw2004; Pterophoridae: Emmelina monodactyla Cv2005; Pyralidae: Blepharomastix ranalis [larvae feed on leaves] Cv2005; Scythrididae: Scythris limbella Msh2006; Tortricidae: Epiblema strenuana (Ragweed Borer Moth) [larvae bore into stems & branches] Mlr1987

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus lakinus (Lakin Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in dry weedy areas, roadsides, & along railroads; its range is found west of Illinois in the Great Plains] BHW2008